ICC / BOSCO NTANGANDA

07-Nov-2019 00:01:40
The International Criminal Court (ICC) unanimously sentenced the Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda to a total of 30 years of imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in 2002 and 2003 in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). ICC
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STORY: ICC / BOSCO NTAGANDA
TRT: 1:40
SOURCE: ICC
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH /NATS

DATELINE: 7 NOVEMBER 2019, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS
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1. Wide shot, courtroom
2. Med shot, Ntaganda listening
3. Close up, Ntaganda listening
4. Wide shot, judges at the podium
5. Med shot, judges
6. UPSOUND (English) Judge Robert Fremr, First Vice President of the International Criminal Court:
“Mr. Ntaganda please rise.”
7. Med shot, Ntaganda standing up
8. Close up, Ntaganda listening
9. UPSOUND (English) Judge Robert Fremr, First Vice President of the International Criminal Court:
“Mr. Ntaganda, in the particular circumstances of this case as a result of the highest individual sentence and the Statutorily mandated maximum specified term of imprisonment for the joint sentence being the same, no further discretion is given to the Chamber in the determination of the overall joint sentence. The overall sentence imposed on you shell therefore be 30 years of imprisonment. You may sit down now.”
10. Med shot, Ntaganda sitting down
11. Close up, Ntaganda listening
12. Med shot, Ntaganda’s lawyers
13. Med shot, prosecutor
14. Wide shot, courtroom
STORYLINE
The International Criminal Court (ICC), unanimously sentenced the Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda to a total of 30 years of imprisonment for war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in 2002 and 2003 in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

The time Ntaganda - known as “The Terminator”- has spent in detention at the ICC - from 22 March 2013 to 7 November 2019 - will be deducted from this sentence, which is the highest penalty issued by the ICC so far.

On 8 July 2019, the ICC found Bosco Ntaganda guilty, beyond reasonable doubt, of 18 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in Ituri, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), in 2002-2003, namely murder and attempted murder, rape, sexual slavery, persecution, forcible transfer and deportation, intentionally directing attacks against civilians, ordering the displacement of the civilian population, conscripting and enlisting children under the age of 15 years into an armed group and using them to participate actively in hostilities, intentionally directing attacks against protected objects, and destroying the adversary's property. The verdict is currently subject to appeals.

The Court imposed a specific sentence for each of the crimes committed Ntaganda, ranging from eight years to 30 years of imprisonment.

Since the Court concluded that the conditions warranting life imprisonment were met and because in such a situation the total period of imprisonment cannot exceed 30 years in accordance with the Rome Statute, it therefore sentenced Bosco Ntaganda to a total of 30 years of imprisonment.

Bosco Ntaganda, a Rwandan-born rebel leader during the conflict in Ituri province of the DRC, was subsequently integrated into the Congolese army in 2007, where he was given a rank of a general. In 2012 Ntaganda founded the M23 rebel group in a new uprising against the DRC government.

He voluntarily surrendered himself to the ICC in 2013, when he walked into the US embassy in Rwanda’s capital Kigali and asked to be transferred to The Hague.
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